Originally Posted by Zeeper
I looked at his graph, I encourage everyone to do the same thing.
I guess you completely (and obliviously) missed the fact that ALL of the highest mpg cars on his chart are CVT's (those with Combined Fuel economy higher than 33mpg), and most of those above 30mpg are CVT's.
I guess you completely (and obliviously) missed the fact that ALL of the lowest mpg cars on his chart are CVT's (those with Combined Fuel economy lower than 23mpg), and most of those below 30mpg are CVT's.
The point, which you probably don't understand, is that you are looking at the top graph and since there are many more CVT's than 5MT's most of the data is of CVT's.
To get the correct perspective you need to look at the bottom graph which represents numbers by percentage, and where it's more obvious that the 5MT's average higher than the CVT's.